I have a love/hate relationship with this Lexmark S605 printer
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought the Lexmark Interact S605 All-in-One Color Inkjet Wireless Printer a few months ago mostly for the wireless capability. Our old printer was linked into our desktop computer but we also have 2 laptops so I was tired of having to take multiple steps to email what I wanted to print and then going upstairs to the desktop computer to print them out. Very annoying.
Defective printer, less than 1 month old; BAD Customer Service
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Disgusted is what I am. Bought this model on 19 June 2011, and the printer head stopped working, after fairly light home usage, on 7 July 2011. During a long, difficult call to Customer Service (difficult because reps English was so heavily accented that I had repeated trouble understanding him), Customer Service told me that a "manufacturing defect" was clearly the problem and that I would be sent a replacement immediately - to arrive no later than 12 July.
Summary: When my HP printer finally gave out I bought this printer new. Printhead did not work right out of the box and had to get a replacement after being on the phone with Lexmark for over an hour so had to wait a few days to use my "new" printer. Wireless is selective if it wants to work so I hardwired it. Now at least once a week it tells me NO COMMUNICATION so I have to restart everything when in the middle of trying to print. Cartridges are a JOKE!
Summary: The print quality of the Lexmark S605 is adequate, but the unit is noisy and slow. It has 4 ink wells, one black and three color. This morning I tried to print a document using 'black ink only' because I knew I was getting low on color. Much to my surprise, however, a message box popped up ordering me to "Replace your cyan ink cartride". "Printer will not print until the cyan ink cartridge is replaced". I couldn't believe it.
Summary: I bought this printer in July 2010 as an upgrade for my Lexmark S405 that had trouble remaining in touch with my computer. I have had Lexmark and only Lexmark printers for the past 15 years. I was happy with my S605 until it said it "cannot communicate with the computer". I tried all the standard remedies to correct this error to no avail. Contacted Lexmark support, got the run around and finally the technician took over by remote control.
Summary: Challenges with Lexmark...for the three days (and 20 print pages) the S605 worked, it worked well but my first unit had problems with defective printhead and driver issues. Lexmark ultimately sent a replacement printer but it didn't come with print head or ink cartridges so effectively useless. Finally got them to send yet another replacement but by that time I was a week without a printer and ended up purchasing a competing product.
Summary: Bought this unit in January, 2010. Only printed a few mostly black and white pages, and two pages of an application for a new passport that had a light blue background all over the place (but that's another letter). After those two "color" pages, the unit ran out of all three color cartridges (July). The black & white ink ran out in May after less than 10 printed pages. I'm pretty tech savvy, but this thing would not stay connected to the MacBook Pro.
Summary: it works fine. note: when registering it will ask you when you bought it, dont put when you ordered it online. put the day you're registering it because thats when the warranty begins and ends in three years. wifi is easy to set up the usb lets you print stuff from the thumb drive. its pretty cool. ******EDIT******* worked fine for the first year, but now wont print from usb port for usb drive, takes fooorrrrreeeevvveeerrr to start up.
Lexmark S605 Printer - an okay printer for the price
3 May 2010
Excerpt: Lexmark Interact All-in-One Printer is a mixed bag as far as printers go. The copies are very clean and neat looking. I like having our lap tops and desk top computers connected to it. The Lexmark Interact All-in-One Printer set up very quickly and worked immediately. The price ( $69.99) from Amazon was excellent. Now for the negative qualities of the Lexmark All-in-One Printer. It uses ink like crazy and sends messages about about low ink constantly.
Summary: An hour after my first installation, an error message showed up for "Printhead Error". A step by step direction was given that basically instructed me to remove the printhead and re-insert it. Fine, I followed. After the restart, the same message showed up again. This process repeated itself for three times and at the fourth time, I quit and picked up my phone.